Who does Safe Connect Help?
Domestic violence knows no boundaries. It affects everyone in some way, regardless of identity, status, and experience.
While there are many commonalities across experiences, some survivors have to deal with unique abuse tactics while facing barriers to getting help.
Think about who is most at risk in our communities. Often, these individuals have particularly challenging experiences with abuse. The person using violence may intentionally target their unique vulnerabilities, causing greater harm.
You’re not alone. Domestic violence impacts us all.
Violence can occur within any relationship, so we help people of every: age, ability, gender identity, education, immigration status, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic identity, religion, socioeconomic status.
We understand that survivors experience abuse differently based on who they are, where they come from and what they’ve experienced.
Friends and Family
The most important thing you can do to help a survivor is to listen without judgment. This can be hard to do because as with any relationship, things can often be seen much more clearly from the outside looking in.
If you know someone experiencing abuse, or want to know how you can help, you can also reach out to Safe Connect. Our Safe Connect Advocacy Coordinators can offer you guidance on how best to support that person and suggest available resources.
Professionals in the community play an important role in the prevention of domestic violence. Have you encountered someone experiencing domestic violence and are unsure what to do? Outreach materials, technical assistance, information, and training for professionals is also accessible through Safe Connect, as well as each of CCADV’s 18 domestic violence member organizations.
We’re available 24/7 to listen and have a conversation about
your concerns. Services are always safe, free + confidential.